National Museum of Computing launches away days

The National Museum of Computing, housed at historical Bletchley Park, has announced a new drive to get people through the door: corporate away days.

Designed to provide businesses in the technology industry - and, let's face it, what business isn't in the technology industry these days? - with a staff outing that provides historical background, the days build on previous one-off events the Museum has held in the past.

Groups are able to book a standard guided tour, or ask for it to be customised to fit a theme more suited to their business, in which they'll be taken on a tour of computing history from the rebuilt Colossus electromechanical code-breakers to the modern electronic powerhouses of today.

"[Visiting companies] tell us they get a great perspective on the development of computing which provides a very meaningful context for their current business activities," claimed Museum director Andy Clark in an announcement. "We have therefore decided to promote the TNMOC Awayday as a full-day or half-day package for any organisation."

Dr. Edmund Nash, an attendee to the Museum during such an event for Detica's Security Academy, stated of his visit: "TNMOC goes far beyond the wartime record – there's equipment from the '40s right up to '80s childhood memories such as the BBC Micro, much of which is still functioning. New exhibits seem to be opening all the time, so we'll definitely be back – and I'd thoroughly recommend others to visit."

The Museum has announced that bookings are available immediately priced at £30 per person, which includes use of a 40-seat meeting room with whiteboard and projector plus a finger buffet lunch - and a little memento of the day for all attendees.

Those interested in booking a day for their hard working staff are advised to call Lin Jones on 01908 374708.